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    Another Garmin advantage is compatibility with...

    Another Garmin advantage is compatibility with Garmin watches: I can send an emergency SOS from my Garmin Fenix 5x.
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    Sticky: Adding to the list: 170cm Hagan Cirrus (75mm...

    Adding to the list:
    170cm Hagan Cirrus (75mm ultralight touring ski, met its untimely demise on a slightly submerged hazard at a backcountry skimo race I was organizing, and the owner gave it to me...
  3. That would be great if you could confirm the 2022...

    That would be great if you could confirm the 2022 date, thanks!
    (I have to plan the skimo race schedule working backwards from the Inferno weekend, since it's very popular among skimo racers.)
  4. Thanks -- I'll email you about that now. (All...

    Thanks -- I'll email you about that now.
    (All the skimo racers who attended that first Black race were very positive about it.)
  5. But didn't this last snowfall count as measurable...

    But didn't this last snowfall count as measurable at ~0.01"?
    Okay, reading through some old ECRC first dates, those were some real snowfalls -- fun to look back on those turns of past Octobers!
    ...
  6. And while we're talking about the upcoming...

    And while we're talking about the upcoming season:

    1. Isn't it time for a new 2021-22 thread? (I nominate "The Pandemic Might Not Be Over, But We're Over the Pandemic")

    2. Does anyone have any...
  7. The other major advantage with this approach is...

    The other major advantage with this approach is that your field days will far more productive, covering far more terrain, than you would in a public course.
    Even if you think that your touring pace...
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    Hardly any need to apologize -- some helpful...

    Hardly any need to apologize -- some helpful thought-provoking info in there, thanks.
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    Skimo Co agrees with you for a similar model:...

    Skimo Co agrees with you for a similar model:
    https://skimo.co/tech-binding-hole-patterns
    ATK R12 (2019) 45 x 44 45 x 60
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    I think this is the first time a reflector has...

    I think this is the first time a reflector has ever been integrated into a climbing harness:
    https://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en_US/product/technician-recco/
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    Some interesting background info here:...

    Some interesting background info here:
    http://www.telemarktalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=29919&sid=cf419824a5726f436ad6b816740e0f16#p29919
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    Yep, those are exactly the ads that I remember!

    Yep, those are exactly the ads that I remember!
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    While we're on the subject of military skis... ...

    While we're on the subject of military skis...

    Foldable model:
    https://skimo.co/elan-ibex-tactix

    The infamous 333 skis had a blog post many years on developing a prototype for inspection by...
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    Those skis have been for sale for about...

    Those skis have been for sale for about two-and-a-half decades.
    And even back then they had already been obsolete for a long time.
    For $65, you can do a lot better. Even free dumpster-diving skis...
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    Found them now for [re]sale on eBay, incorrectly...

    Found them now for [re]sale on eBay, incorrectly described as nylon, with prices ranging from $35 to $80 for a single pair, or $500 for ten pairs ... with the competing listings all from the sale...
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    Back in May, a total of 6,626 pairs were for...

    Back in May, a total of 6,626 pairs were for sale, of which 3,166 sold for less than a dollar per pair:...
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    New toe-mounted brake for C12 Pro:...

    New toe-mounted brake for C12 Pro:
    https://www.facebook.com/NERandoRaceSeries/photos/pcb.6200412856666576/6200410900000105/
  18. Thread: Jigs

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    Nordic jigs aren't used very often for new gear...

    Nordic jigs aren't used very often for new gear now given the dominance of hostage plates.
    But you'll probably find a taker here:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1821388311425194/
    ... although be...
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    So to add to the confusion, ATK will now have a...

    So to add to the confusion, ATK will now have a Kuluar model, and DPS will rebrand ATK bindings:
    https://skimo.co/preview
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    Says BD sold off POC in 2015:...

    Says BD sold off POC in 2015:
    https://www.bicycleretailer.com/international/2015/10/08/investcorp-acquires-poc-65-million
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    Prior discussion of the apparent successor to the...

    Prior discussion of the apparent successor to the Micro:
    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/340748-New-avy-beacon-for-2021-22-BD-Recon-LT
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    Seems to be a Pieps Micro with an entirely new...

    Seems to be a Pieps Micro with an entirely new switch.



    All the BD beacons have been exactly identical to the equivalent Pieps models except for graphics.
    I strongly suspect that this new BD...
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    Glad I'm not flying this weekend:...

    Glad I'm not flying this weekend:
    ​https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/29/southwest-urges-employees-to-take-extra-shifts-over-july-4-to-avoid-flight-disruptions.html
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    Looks like the day I flew back home was a doozy:...

    Looks like the day I flew back home was a doozy:
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/airline-news/2021/06/25/southwest-airlines-flights-canceled-summer-storms/5347651001/
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    ^ Yes, that did strike me as "hang tight while I...

    ^ Yes, that did strike me as "hang tight while I figure out this whole pilot thing here."
    Plus doesn't a national airline like SW have pilots flying all over the place? I mean, it's not like the...
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    Given all the tales of air travel woes these...

    Given all the tales of air travel woes these days, apparently I came out relatively well...

    Monday, my BDL > PDX flights had already months ago been cancelled then changed to from arriving into...
  27. Minor point, but the higher of the two GoSST...

    Minor point, but the higher of the two GoSST rescue caches is *after* you've already passed through two potentially deadly runouts.

    GoS #2 runout busted through the ski trail before my time. ...
  28. That rescue cache came in handy this spring:...

    That rescue cache came in handy this spring:
    https://mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/long-sliding-falls-weekend-incidents/
    Afterwards, MWAC was calling for volunteers to get it back up there.
    ...
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    https://www.haganskimountaineering.com/products/at...

    https://www.haganskimountaineering.com/products/atk-r-c-a-binding
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    ^ Wow, with a new ATK distributor and multiple...

    ^ Wow, with a new ATK distributor and multiple rebrandings, all combined with a complicated mix & match model line-up, this thread should be even more fascinating for next season!
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    ^ So those three shops selling ATK-branded ATK...

    ^ So those three shops selling ATK-branded ATK bindings will have to go through BD, with warranty support provided by BD? Whereas the three non-BD ATK rebranded lines (Hagan, Moment, Majesty) will...
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    So that's a cumulative tally of seven different...

    So that's a cumulative tally of seven different rebranding partners over recent years!

    But with all due respect to my Wasatch skimo race organizer equivalents, I can't find any announcement from...
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    Agreed on that being a whole lotta bindings:...

    Agreed on that being a whole lotta bindings:
    https://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en_US/shop/at-bindings/

    However, I haven't seen any indication yet that BD will become the ATK distributor.
    ...
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    Oooh, good eye, I didn't ever realize what you...

    Oooh, good eye, I didn't ever realize what you were referencing at first!
    So the retention screw for the U-fork has shifted from a vertical to horizontal orientation, and the slots on the sides are...
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    I know what you mean, but often the heel U-fork...

    I know what you mean, but often the heel U-fork in skimo race bindings is referred to as a spring, since it's essentially performing in a spring-like function for the forward release.
  36. For confirmation I asked a friend who is on the...

    For confirmation I asked a friend who is on the Tucks ski patrol (although he happened to leave early in the morning that day before the recent incident):
    "Toboggans/litters are in the base of the...
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    Yep, that's pretty much my conclusion too. So...

    Yep, that's pretty much my conclusion too.
    So took a mere 58 min and 38 sec on the phone today (mainly on hold of course) to reach a person and request a full refund (after I had booked an...
  38. I can't speak to the quality of the motorcycle...

    I can't speak to the quality of the motorcycle ride.
    But after we carpooled up the road, a ~15 min casual hike brought us to a nearly 1,200' vertical couloir of perfect corn, and a ~1 min casual...
  39. ^ I can see how riding a motorcycle up the auto...

    ^ I can see how riding a motorcycle up the auto road is something that is great in concept yet the details of the reality might now work out so well!

    Also see what you mean now about the snow...
  40. ^ Thanks for the TR. And judging by the Obs...

    ^ Thanks for the TR. And judging by the Obs hourly rpts, looks like the wx held up yesterday, except for some brief r&*n around 11. Today though, ugh, hrly rpts are ugly!

    Surprising that the...
  41. ^ Yipes, that's some story there from WY! NWS...

    ^ Yipes, that's some story there from WY!

    NWS pegs the big step up in precip % (and the t-storm chance) tomorrow at around 1pm, so plenty of time to take a calculated risk of getting a bit wet...
  42. The Soopustah Glacier is all mine, mine! [insert...

    The Soopustah Glacier is all mine, mine!
    [insert maniacal cackle here]
    Actually, I'm kind of disappointed, since I always love reading those reports of everyone assembling at the top after on the...
  43. Given that Left Gully was pretty much full length...

    Given that Left Gully was pretty much full length yesterday, with the connection to the Bowl still very solid, I would expect that Airplane Gully is still in great shape, and looking to hold up well...
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    Wow! Did the dealers actually have four tires in...

    Wow!
    Did the dealers actually have four tires in stock of those OEM-exclusive models? They must have been shocked by a customer buying anything other than one or two tires after a blowout.
    I'm...
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    Is this by any chance a ProContact TX? That...

    Is this by any chance a ProContact TX?
    That model is OEM on my VW Arteon and on-line posters are often telling their tales of sidewall bulges/bubbles woe.
    (Fortunately the highest trim comes with a...
  46. Left Gully was still full length yesterday...

    Left Gully was still full length yesterday (Wednesday), highly recommended:
    https://strava.app.link/CFU0gvrApgb

    Killington the prior day (Tuesday) was sort of full length (i.e., minus a few turns...
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    Then who will get in 10k vert outings on Adams?

    Then who will get in 10k vert outings on Adams?
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    I think you overlooked the date of my original...

    I think you overlooked the date of my original post.
    Plus it's irrelevant anyway, since my post is about *summer* flights and the pipeline is about to start flowing again, over a month before the...
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    They've been generally quite good to me for many...

    They've been generally quite good to me for many years now, whether on biz trips, ski trips, or family trips.
    Having all six of my flights changed though is really weird...
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    Well we wouldn't be too far off as SW has...

    Well we wouldn't be too far off as SW has switched us from our previous direct Hartford > Denver flight to a long layover in ... Orlando!
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